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Carleton B. Gibson

Born: Sep 18, 1863

Death: May 22, 1927

Birthplace: Mobile

Nationality: United States

Carleton B. Gibson

Date of Birth : Sep 18, 1863
Date of Death : May 22, 1927
Birth Place : Mobile

Carleton Bartlett Gibson was a 19th– and 20th-century American industrial educator, most notable for having served as the first president of the Rochester Athen?um and Mechanics Institute from 1910 to 1916. He was born in Mobile, Alabama in the year before the Battle of Mobile Bay. His father was a Scotsman and his mother was a New Yorker. As a child, he attended school at the Barton Academy and the Mobile Military Academy. He graduated from the University of Alabama with bachelor's and master's degrees in the Classics in 1884 and 1885, respectively and married the former Martha "Mattie" Goodwin Newcomb in 1889. While still in college he became principal of the public school in Mulberry, Alabama. After graduation, he took a job at the State Normal School at Jacksonville, Alabama and helped establish the University Military School of Alabama in 1892. He briefly served as president of the Alabama Central Female College in Tuscaloosa in 1893. Also in 1893, he left to become the principal of the Columbus, Georgia High School and within the year became Superintendent of the Columbus City Schools.


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